Event Details


Townsville OCC: Juliette's Magnetic Island Magic (RD 4) - AO ICONIC Race

09 Jun 2024 to 09 Jun 2024
37km Iron & Water Changeover Race - 41km Beach Changeover around Magnetic Island - Aggregate Age Crews

This Iconic Regatta comprising both changeover and iron formats allows paddlers to experience racing in the tropical waters near Townsville in North Queensland. The races are open to club, combined club, national and international crews.

The Iconic Juliette's Magnetic Island Magic Regatta offers a 37-kilometre course for Iron and Water Changeover races and a 41-Kilometre course for Beach Changeover races around the UNESCO World Heritage listed Magnetic Island with its stunning scenery and variable conditions. The course starts on the sandy Pallarenda Beach, traverses the inner Middle Reef, before entering deeper waters near Picnic Bay on the eastern side of the island. After the paddlers catch runners through the gap between the infamous Orchard Rock and the island they begin to head along the rocky escarpment of the northern coast where they will normally encounter rolling waves with a breeze at their backs. The final stretch is across the relatively shallow strait between West Point and Pallarenda at which point paddlers can dream of tail winds.

The in-water changeover is an option for all categories and is performed with the assistance of escort motorboats.

A beach changeover is also available. Motorboats or vehicles will transport the resting crews from beach to beach. Some local transport is available but is limited and early booking for boat or vehicle is recommended. A total of four secluded beaches will be visited and are approximately 8 kilometers apart. Due to the necessity to enter bays the beach changeover race course is longer at approximately 41 kilometers. Note that the tracks into beaches may not be maintained and local knowledge should be sought.


When nominating we ask teams to note that there is a section to enter Date of Birth for each competitor as this is an average age aggregate event. Note that older aggregated age teams can nominate into a younger division.

All competitors will be checked against the nominated team list.

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Race Director - Land: Penny Kenchington (0421 367 322)

Race Director - Water: Ron Twomey (0418 880 553)

Safety Officer: Ron Twomey (0418 880 553)

Admin/Nomination enquiries: Linda Norrie - toccnoms@gmail.com)

Escort Boat Coordinator: Derek Cole (0429 476 235)

Canoe Hire Enquiries: Derek Cole (0429 476 235)

Home Regatta Coordinator: Ross Goodwin (0419 746 043)